Learn about blueberry pie, the Birmingham Childrens' Crusade, and underrepresented people in STEM in this blog post on Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski.
where am I in my learning journey?
Highlighting 5 areas of learning in my personal and professional life.
Does your nonprofit struggle with donation receipts and budgeting? The Civil Rights Movement did, too.
A deep dive on the finances of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1963, and what activists can do today to manage fundraising and accounting data.
volunteer management, civil rights style
A peak at several ways of organizing real data about volunteers in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement and how to embrace a civil-rights-movement-informed data culture in your work today!
We should thank our front line data entry staff. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did!
Who enters data? To what extent does their opinion matter? How often do we thank them? I look into these questions, and more, in this post about Dr. King's secretaries.
what about the master’s tools?
What role should technologists play in social movements? Let's check in with some movement all stars. Spoiler alert - it depends!
exposition on building a civil rights outcomes tracking database
Reading about the SCLC's impact in their voter registration efforts leads to a fantasy about how to build a database for civil rights metrics. Hats off to my personal hero, Jack O'Dell.
to bob moses, rest in power
Did you know that one of the Civil Rights Movement's most dynamic leaders was a mathematician? Read more in this post dedicated to Bob Moses z"l.
on jevons’ paradox
Do good databases save precious time? Let's see what 19th century British economists (and me) have to say about that! (Spoiler alert: the answer is no)
did ella baker have a rolodex?
Ella Baker, brilliant organizer and relationship builder, must have kept a list of names and addresses - but exactly where and how are still a mystery. Musings on this and much more about Ella Baker's legacy (including some primary source documents!).